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9. Re: Play.com Leaving Retail Jan 10, 2013, 06:18 Golwar
 
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 11:05:
Government logic: "Dammit, that store is selling stuff without VAT / sales tax on it! We have to get sales tax out of them, we're losing out on billions in revenue!"

*Government implements stupid new laws, force store to charge sales tax / VAT.*
*store closes, several hundred / thousand jobs lost.*
*unemployed people apply for wellfare.*

Government: "There! Job well done, guys! What are we doing for lunch? hookers and blow?"


:slow clap:

Creston

Slow clap for yourself Creston.
Surprise! Shoppers will move to alternatives now, which pay VAT.
Those companies will now be able to offer more jobs, without being required to base their business on Jersey to compete.

But I guess in your mind all the revenue that dying companies generated simply vanishes with their existence?

This comment was edited on Jan 10, 2013, 08:02.
 
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